Rapper Keith F. Cozart, better known as Chief Keef, was arrested when he blew past police going 110 mph on the Edens Expressway, Northfield officials said.
The arrest comes a week after Cozart was charged with disorderly conduct after police say hotel security smelled marijuana smoke coming from his room.
Cozart, 17, was behind the wheel of a 2011 BMW, heading north about 3:45 a.m. Monday at Winnetka Road, when a Northfield police officer spotted him, said Northfield Deputy Chief Claude Casaletto.
“He was clocked at 110 in a 55 mph zone,” Casaletto said. “The officers typically sit off on the shoulder and wait for speeders. He came up as a high number.”
The officer pulled over Cozart and found three other men in the car with him. He was taken into custody, and one of the passengers was allowed to drive the BMW away. Casaletto said.
Cozart was brought to a police station and was cited for going 110 in a 55 mph zone and having too many passengers, the deputy chief said. Cozart has a driver’s permit which only allows one passenger with him.
He is scheduled to appear in courtroom 101 at the Skokie Courthouse at 10:30 a.m. on June 17, said Casaletto.
Last week Monday, Cozart was arrested at the LeMeridan Hotel at 111 Perimeter Center West in Dunwoody, north of Atlanta, according to a spokesman for the Dunwoody Police Department.
Hotel security alerted police shortly before 3 p.m. about illegal drug activity at the hotel. The security told police they had noticed a smell of marijuana coming from the room. Officers arrived and spoke with Cozart, then arrested him for disorderly conduct for smoking marijuana, according to a police report.
When told of Cozart’s other run-ins with the law, Casaletto said of Monday’s arrest: “It’s negative publicity as far as we’re concerned.”
By Rosemary R. Sobol, Tribune reporter